Thursday, April 03, 2008

Lim: Another scam uncovered

NIBONG TEBAL: A special panel set up by the state government to investigate “land improprieties” in Penang has stumbled upon yet another scam.

This time it involves an RM13mil land deal.

“This is a fresh case. We just uncovered this when the special panel was investigating the other cases,” Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said on Tuesday night.

“We will get to the bottom of the case and find out how it occurred,” he said but declined to reveal details of the case.

Deputy Chief Minister I Mohammad Fairus Khairuddi, Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy and state Health, Welfare and Caring Society Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh form the special three-member panel.

Lim said that the three were expected to meet tomorrow to discuss further on this matter as well as the other land impropriety cases.

“We will submit the findings on the new case to the police and Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) after gathering the details,” Lim told reporters after opening a new DAP service centre in Taman Tambun Indah in the Batu Kawan parliamentary constituency.

Also present were service centre coordinator M.C. Pitchay and Dr Ramasamy.

Lim, who is also the state Industrial Development and International Trade, and Land Affairs and Land Development Committee chairman, had said that it was strange how certain parties could buy land which came with freehold titles when it was so difficult to acquire even an inch nowadays.

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http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/4/3/nation/20823274&sec=nation

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